Dr. Sumner Griffin Agriculture Award Endowment
Dr. Sumner Griffin, a native of New York, was the Dean of the College of Agriculture at TTU from 1970 to 1987. During his tenure as dean, Dr. Griffin helped found the Agriculture Foundation. He oversaw significant growth in the School of Agriculture, including improvement at the Tech Farm and expansion in both curriculum and enrollment.
Dr. Griffin was heavily involved in civic affairs in Cookeville, and was president of numerous organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Symphony Guild, the Art Council, and the Camera Club. He also was instrumental in the formation of HELP (Helping Elders Live Productively), a volunteer organization designed to assist senior citizens in daily activities.
Scholarships associated with Dr. Sumner Griffin Agriculture Award Endowment